This clever group of 4th grade students is working tirelessly to write pieces and stories that contain more vivid, colorful, descriptive language. They are practicing this feat by breaking sentences first into nouns and verbs. Once they know what they are writing about, the students identify words they can use (adjectives and adverbs) to describe the nouns and verbs in their sentences. Finally, these intelligent, diligent learners create phrases (sometimes called transitions in class) to add just a little more detail to what they have written.
Please share some of your creative ideas in the comments section. Feel free to write someone and tell them something you like about their sentence(s). Sitting here at my computer, I wait anxiously, yearning to read your wonderful words.